Constance Anne Bohlin

Constance Anne "Connie" Bohlin (January 24, 1932 – December 28, 1972) was a teacher and actor, best known as the host of the local broadcast of the children's television program "Romper Room" on WTTG from 1958 to 1967.

Constance Anne Sullivan was a native of Brockton, Massachusetts. She attended Boston University, taking her A.B. in Biology in 1953 and her Master's Degree in Education in 1956. About the same time as she took her Master's, she married mathematician Kenneth H. Bohlin.[1]

Before becoming the host of "Romper Room" on WTTG, Bohlin appeared on the local version of the program in Albany, New York, and also worked as a junior high school teacher.[2][3]

When her husband was transferred to the Washington area, Bohlin was able to leverage her previous experience in Albany to become the host of "Romper Room" when it moved from WMAL to WTTG, with her first broadcast on September 22, 1958.[4]

Bohlin continued as the host of "Romper Room" until it moved to WDCA in January 1967.

On December 28, 1972, Bohlin was found dead of alcohol poisoning in her home at 2400 Sherwood Hall Lane in Alexandria.[5][6] She was buried at sea in January, 1973.[7]


  1. "She's Pied Piper: Romper Room's Mistress Has Positive Approach" Evening Star, 4 Jul. 1965, Four Star, p. 55. NewsBank. Accessed 26 Jul. 2017.
  2. Brockett, Diane. "Real 'Miss Connie' A Gentle Optimist." The Evening Star and Washington Daily News 30 Dec. 1972: n. pag. Print.
  3. "Studies Set in Death of TV Teacher." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 1. Dec 31 1972. ProQuest. Web. 26 July 2017.
  4. Harrison, Bernie. "On The Air: NBC Preview Offers Hope - And Berle"Evening Star, 12 Sep. 1958, Metropolitan, p. 58. NewsBank. Accessed 26 Jul. 2017.
  5. Mathews, Jay. "'Romper Room' Teacher found Dead in Her Home." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 2. Dec 30 1972. ProQuest. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
  6. "Alcoholism Killed Ex-TV Hostess." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 1. Jan 17 1973. ProQuest. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
  7. "Burial at Sea Is Scheduled For WTTG's 'Miss Connie'" Evening Star, 3 Jan. 1973, p. 39. NewsBank. Accessed 26 Jul. 2017.